How do I practice psychodynamic psychoanalytically focused psychotherapy to promote healing and growth? A person may come to my Tampa practice seeking a psychotherapist because of some crisis, tragedy, or loss that leads to suffering. As a psychologist and psychotherapist, I help the person experience and give respect to their painful emotional experiences so that these become shared and the client does not have to experience them alone. It is through a human connection to another that healing can take place and this connection is provided by the new relationship between us, between client and psychotherapist. But if the client is willing, we may go further; we may use these experiences of pain and suffering as opportunities to engage in more complete healing of old wounds of a similar ilk that were originally processed alone. This is especially true of early childhood experiences because children often don’t have the words to express clearly what their struggles are and even when they do, their environment is often not responsive in a healthy way. In my Tampa psychotherapy practice, the human connection between myself and my client is used as the foundation to help the client explore their past in a safe way; to go back in time, to explore and to help heal from the older and often deeper wounds that were stirred up by the present loss.